Norfolk, Va. – The Navy announced today that the USS McFaul will replace the USS Gettysburg at Fleet Week New York, beginning with the Parade of Ships on May 21.
The destroyer will join the Norfolk-based ships USS Cole and USS Oak Hill at the event.
The McFaul will be moored at The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island with the Cole and U.S. Coast Guard cutter Katherine Walker.
The Oak Hill and Coast Guard Cutter Campbell will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan.
Public visitation on Navy ships and USCG cutters begins Thursday, May 22 and continues through Monday, May 26. Public visitation is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors are reminded that lines may be capped early so that the last people in line have an opportunity to complete their tours.
In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and military demonstrations throughout the week.
Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. The week-long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate.